California Attorney General Kamala Harris this week announced the creation of a new state Justice Department unit focused on cybercrime.

"The unit, consisting of 20 investigators and prosecutors, is tasked with investigating crimes such as identity theft, child pornography, copyright violations, and software piracy," writes CNET News' Steven Musil. "The unit, which has been operational since August, has filed charges in 20 cases and is investigating another 24 cases."

"Before the unit's creation, Harris said, cybercrimes weren't always investigated or prosecuted fully due to confusion over jurisdiction," Musil writes.

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